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The A Designs Hammer Tube EQ is put through its paces on a variety of Acoustic and Electric Guitars. While there is no perfect way to EQ, and EQ is always contextual, the Hammer nevertheless displays ...
The A Designs Hammer Tube EQ is put through its paces on a variety of Acoustic and Electric Guitars. While there is no perfect way to EQ, and EQ is always contextual, the Hammer nevertheless displays an impressive array of tonal and color shifts that dont over-impose its own color. The boxes broad, musical strokes aid these guitars whether in isolation, or placed in a dense mix. Sound Pure Sales and Recording experts remain available to help you make your recordings better, and help with your next gear purchase. Please dont hesitate to visit our website, send us an e-mail or give us a call toll free 888-528-9703.
The A Designs Hammer EQ is used to manipulate the tone of a professional New Orleans Style Blues/Jazz studio recording of a Steinway Piano, and then a contemporary Classical Ensemble consisting of Pia...
The A Designs Hammer EQ is used to manipulate the tone of a professional New Orleans Style Blues/Jazz studio recording of a Steinway Piano, and then a contemporary Classical Ensemble consisting of Piano and Saxaphone. First exploring the various wide tonal changes that can be made, and later the fact that while not a parametric EQ, the fact that the Hammer is very capable of delivering results that clean and polish otherwise great sounding recordings. The philosophy of EQing such recordings is addressed, as is the impressive performance of this amazing EQ and its ability to make broad tonal changes that dramatically shift the tone of the recordings in a very musical and easy-to-use way. Contact a Sound Pure sales expert to help with your recordings, and help you acquire the absolute best piece of equipment for your needs. Visit their website, or call 888-528-9703.
A Designs Hammer Tube EQ is used on two piano recordings both made in homes, and is utilized to change the tone and improve certain frequencies. Home recordings are excellent candidates for the Hammer...
A Designs Hammer Tube EQ is used on two piano recordings both made in homes, and is utilized to change the tone and improve certain frequencies. Home recordings are excellent candidates for the Hammer EQs ability to make the recordings sound more polished, professional, and musical. Its broad stroke capabilities are easy to use, easy to dial in, and very powerful and capable of delivering whatever tonal qualities or shifts the user might desire. Give the experts at Sound Pure a call to help you purchase your next EQ by calling them toll free at 888-528-9703, or visiting their website.
A Designs Hammer demonstrates how to EQ drums by mixing professional and Sound Pure Sales Team member, Doug Wessling. He succeeds in beefing up the low end, tightening the drum mix, handling the overh...
A Designs Hammer demonstrates how to EQ drums by mixing professional and Sound Pure Sales Team member, Doug Wessling. He succeeds in beefing up the low end, tightening the drum mix, handling the overheads, and eventually using the EQ across a stereo drum bus with impressive results. He proves that that A Designs Pacifica, while not a highly surgical parametric work can actually be used very powerfully as a corrective tool with impressive, musical, and very detailed sounding results. We love the sound and performance of this EQ, and are glad to help you choose the best EQ for your needs, or answer any of your questions regarding its use once you get your hands on it. Feel free to give us a ring toll free 888-582-9703, or try us by e-mail at sales(at)soundpure-dot-com.
The A Designs Hammer Analog Vacuum Tube EQ is demonstrated on a couple of full mixes. This modern state-of-the-art broad stroke program EQ works as a monstrous coloration tool when strapped across a f...
The A Designs Hammer Analog Vacuum Tube EQ is demonstrated on a couple of full mixes. This modern state-of-the-art broad stroke program EQ works as a monstrous coloration tool when strapped across a full music mix or 2-bus. Whether you are looking for broad tonal shaping in the mixing or mastering process, or are looking for a tool to simply add a beautiful soft blanket of subtle tube coloration and warmth, this box works wonders. While not a highly surgical corrective EQ, there are few sources of musical content that can benefit from some small or major tonal shifts made musical by the Hammer. Sound Pure sales/recording experts walk you through the use of this EQ that they love, and are also available for your questions by phone toll free at 888-528-9703.
A world-class equalizer designed with functions and sound quality found on expensive mastering EQs
The award-winning A-Designs Audio HM2EQ “Hammer” is a dual-mono, three-band equalizer that absolutely sparkles on the 2-bus. It’s one of a very select few audio tools that breathe the rarified air of enhancing sound simply by running signal through it—thanks in part to an ingenious filtering system that passes the consonant and musical 2nd order tube harmonics while eliminating unwanted noise—just the heating blanket your DAW needs for those cold winter nights. And speaking of rarified air, adding “air” to vocals, instruments, or an overall mix is where the Hammer particularly shines. Yet another result of its innovative design is the ability to bring the Hammer down as hard as you like—it’s near impossible to make it sound bad.
Each channel of the Hammer features six rotary controls: three gain knobs with continuously variable boost or cut of 12dB, and three frequency-selector knobs detented for easy recall. The Hammer’s selectable frequencies range from 30Hz to 15kHz. The low, mid, and high bands have a selectable center frequency, and the bands themselves overlap in such a way that makes for a very smooth transition throughout the entire frequency spectrum. Also on each channel are toggle switches for EQ In/Out, plus low-cut (84Hz) and high-cut (8kHZ), filters, which allow the engineer to perform utilitarian EQ chores while still being able to bring the full power of The Hammer’s three bands to bear. Bandwidth (Q) is self-adjusting (floating) based on both the amount of gain applied and in response to the behavior of the program material at the selected frequencies. The Hammer’s unique ability to have its Q “move with the music” is one the secrets to its highly musical response, and also a reason for why its near impossible to make the Hammer sound bad at any frequency or gain setting.
Like its twin, the A-Designs Audio HM2 Compressor “Nail,” the Hammer boasts a black, custom-milled, brushed faceplate, which plays host to its custom-milled aluminum control knobs; big, blue jewel power indicator lamp; and heavy-duty Carling toggle power switch—overall, a stunning combination of modern-retro looks that jump out of the rack.
Not just another pretty face, it’s what’s inside the Hammer that counts, which, along with its clever tube-harmonic filtering circuit, are two transformer-less 12AT7 tubes (offering the most consistent control of any tube), and a custom toroidal power transformer. But most importantly, the Hammer is an inspired design whose sonic majesty is far greater than the sum of its components. As producer-mixer Ronan Chris Murphy (King Crimson, Terry Bozio) says, “The Hammer is all about gorgeous, smooth top and high mids. I am just not used to being able crank the top on the rock cymbals so much and have them stay so smooth. Another engineer I really respect described the HM2EQ as “the best EQ” he had ever used . . .”
Not just for the 2-bus, the Hammer’s dual-mono operation makes it a marvelous tool for tracking as well. Whether it’s 2-bus, submix, voice, or instrument, just reach for the A-Designs Audio HMEQ2 Hammer when you want great sounds—and you want them quickly and easily.
• World-class, three-band, dual-mono tube/hybrid equalizer
• Designed to sound highly musical for larger EQ functions typically found on expensive mastering
• Smooth, super-fidelity EQ, suitable for very high-end applications
• Beautiful-sounding broad EQ-shaping across several octaves with no adverse effect on tone
• Clean and airy high end
• Warmth, transparency, and quality sound.
• Continuously variable boost and cut controls
• Fixed frequency settings with highly musical overlapping bands and floating “Q”
• Low-cut and high-cut filters and bypass
• Transformer-less 12AT output tubes
• Custom-milled aluminum knobs and faceplate with EQ in/out, low-cut, and high-cut toggle switches
• Heavy-duty Carling power toggle switch
• Frequency Response: -3dB points @ 5Hz and 40kHz
• Noise Floor -94dbm with 30kHz bandwidth
• Low boost: +12dB; cut: -12dB
• Mid boost: +12dB; cut: -12dB
• High boost: +12dB; cut: -12dB
• Low-frequency switch: 30Hz/50Hz/100Hz/200Hz/300Hz/400Hz
• Mid-frequency switch: 250Hz/500Hz/1.2kHz/1.6kHz/2kHz
• High-frequency switch 2.5kHz/3.5kHz/5kHz/7.5kHz/10kHz/15kHz
• Low-cut filter: 84Hz
• High-cut filter: 8kHz
• Bandwidth (Q): Floating
• Distortion +4dBm
• Power Requirements: 120/230 VAC – 42W
• Dimensions (W x H x D) 19″ x 3-1/2″ x 10″
• Weight 10 lb. (Shipping weight 12 lb.)